|Above, Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If you find things in Japan to be strange, you're not alone. Even Japanophiles will find things quirky and odd. But that's the charm of the place.
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) has posted an article on "20 Things That Will Shock First Time Visitors to Japan."
They begin it with:
It's no insult to say that Japan is strange. Because to first-time visitors, everything in this amazing land is so different and foreign that there really is no other word for it. It's strange. Japan is endlessly fascinating and amusingly bizarre.
There's plenty to shock even those who've spent a whole lifetime there.To see what the 20 things are, go here.